Huitt-Zollars provided MEP and structural design for DART’s new Northwest Rail Operating Facility. The NWROF will house the Service & Inspection Building which provides daily servicing, scheduled inspections, running repair, wheel truing, and component change-out. In addition, a new Way Service Administration Building will be devoted to the maintenance of way operations for the system expansion. In designing such a complex facility, Huitt-Zollars took a functional approach using “charrettes.” Meetings were set up with the maintenance center’s key staff in order to discuss daily processes and how the facility should operate so jobs can be performed efficiently.
DART Northwest Rail Operating Facility (NWROF)
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Texas Construction's Best Transportation Project (2010)